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Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA) is a multi-disciplinary design firm dedicated to improving the built environment through creative, contemporary design. Our design process combines rigorous analysis, intuitive curiosity and thoughtful execution to create inspiring, contextually responsive solutions.
As an MBE, HAA’s diverse group of design professionals work collaboratively across multiple disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, strategic planning, interior design, and graphic design. HAA offers informed perspectives to create compelling, sustainable projects, that provide a lasting and positive impact on our communities.
Hamilton Anderson was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1994 when architect Rainy Hamilton, Jr. partnered with planner and landscape architect Kent Anderson. Together they founded Hamilton Anderson with a simple premise: as architect and landscape architect, and as two individuals from radically different beginnings, they would pool their talents, personalities and backgrounds to build a firm that values unity over uniformity.
Today, HAA has evolved with emerging, dynamic leaders whose design acumen stretches across a wide array of professional design services, including planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. The firm includes a diverse group of design professionals working collaboratively to create compelling, inspirational and sustainable projects, to make a positive, lasting impact on our communities.
We are comprised of a diverse, self-motivated group of design professionals who possess a passion for creativity and participating in the urban experience. We believe in nurturing a firm culture that promotes open communication and cultivates a high level of team performance. As a multi-disciplinary design firm, we draw strength from our collective backgrounds and experiences. This diversity also informs our process, one in which multiple perspectives are valued and well-informed decisions are based in thoughtful, clear analysis and design
The firm occupies two floors of an old warehouse in downtown Detroit's Harmonie Park District -- a unique entertainment destination, home to bars, restaurants, residential and commercial lofts, two professional sports complexes, and a theater district.
Our studios are defined by a creative, collaborative and open-minded process - a process that has been fundamentally shaped by hard work and passion. We have developed methods and processes to produce strong, well-informed projects that often exceed the expectations of our clients.
Community Development & Planning Assistance
Design Standards and Design Guidelines
Development Strategies and Programs
Interior Design / Space Planning
Land Use Studies
Site Evaluation / Selection
Stakeholder Participation / Charrettes
Strategic Planning / Visioning
Sustainable Design (LEED Certification)
Urban Design / City Planning